Maria Marchiano worked hard to get into college. Her outstanding grades and SAT scores won her a full scholarship to the prestigious New Whitegroves College. But she came with baggage. For years, Maria bore the brunt of her mother's volatile anger while her alcoholic father had done nothing. Now away at school, her days of fear and pain were finally behind her...she thought. Then she met Ted Rice...
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A Journey Through The Penumbra based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Cassandra Juarez has produced a striking first novel. The novel concerns a college freshman, her loyal friend, an abusive mother, and the ugly and far-reaching consequences of rape--played out against the dreary background of a Midwestern winter. This story is told vividly, almost clinically...
This is a compelling read for every woman (or anyone) interested in the effects of rape on the life of a young student, off to college--the first time on her own. She's confused about the very term and whether it applies to her. Can it be rape if it was done by someone you know? This is a book that can open dialogues and lives.